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Mexico Travel: Most Popular Articles

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When Is the Best Time to Visit Mexico?
To decide what is the best time of year to travel to Mexico, you need to take into account the weather and events and whether it's high or low season.
Not hot all the time! Find out what weather to...
The weather in Mexico varies by region. Here's info about the climate and seasons to help you decide when to travel and what to pack.
Do U.S. citizens need a passport to travel to...
Find out about current entry requirements and whether you need a passport for travel to Mexico.
The Top 10 Adults-Only Resorts in Mexico
Find Mexico's best adults-only resorts and hotels.
No Bikini Required: Nude and Topless Beaches in...
Hoping to enjoy your Mexican vacation in the buff? Here is the low-down on topless, nude and clothing optional beaches and resorts in Mexico.
Cancun's 5 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Hotels
Great adults only all inclusives in Cancun. Discover five of the best all inclusive hotels and resorts in Cancun, Mexico.
Thinking about traveling to Mexico during...
Travel to certain areas of Mexico during hurricane season carries both advantages and risks.
When Should You Tip in Mexico, and How Much?
In Mexico tipping is expected in many situations. Learn about Mexican tipping customs, including who and how much to tip.
What is the Mexican Birthday Song?
This traditional Mexican song is sung in the morning to wake up a loved one on their birthday. Here are the lyrics and a translation of Las Mañanitas.
4 favorite adult-only all-inclusives in the...
Four exceptional all inclusive adults-only resorts on Mexico's beautiful Caribbean coast, the Riviera Maya.
10 Picture-Perfect Beach Destinations in Mexico
Wondering where you should go for your Mexican beach vacation? This list of the most popular Mexico beach destinations will help you decide.
What Travel Documents Do You Need for Mexico?
For travel to Mexico by land and sea, there are a few valid travel documents that may act as substitutes for a passport.
What You Must Know Before Your Child Travels to...
Entry requirements for children's travel to Mexico.
When Should You Visit Mexico? A Month-by-Month...
This month-by-month guide to Mexico highlights the most important festivals, holidays, and events taking place each month of the year, as well as offering information about weather conditions, and high season to help you decide when to travel to Mexico.
10 Essential Mexico City Sights
The top ten Mexico City sights you should visit to make the most of your time.
New Rules for Exchanging US Dollars for Pesos...
There are new regulations regarding exchanging US dollars in Mexico that may affect how you can pay for goods and services.
All You Need to Know about Exchanging Money in...
Find out the best way to carry money with you on your trip to Mexico, and where to exchange it to pesos in order to get the best exchange rate.
Kids Breakfast at Sanborns
See a photo of breakfast at Sanborns and other photos of Mexican food. Page 9.
Mexico's Best Surf Spots
From Baja California to Oaxaca, here are some of the best spots for surfing in Mexico.
Your Complete Guide to Cancun: Dining, Day...
Cancun, Mexico's leading tourist resort area in the state of Quintana Roo, has beautiful beaches and modern hotels.
Packing Essentials: What You Need on a Trip to...
Deciding what to take and what to leave behind is an important part of your travel planning. Here are some tips to help you pack for your trip to Mexico.
13 Must-Know Travel Tips for Staying Safe in...
In order to increase your chances of having a safe and pleasant vacation, follow these tips for Mexico travel safety.
7 of Mexico's most colorful Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead festivities take place throughout Mexico, but these are the destinations that are home to the most colorful celebrations.
What is a tourist card and how do I get one?
A tourist card, or FMT, is a tourist visa required for tourists in Mexico who will be staying longer than 72 hours, or traveling outside the United States-Mexico border zone.
Honoring the deceased: Mexico's Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead (called Día de los Muertos in Spanish), is a Mexican holiday in which families remember their dead, place altars in their homes and decorate tombs in cemeteries.
From World Wonders to Water Parks: The Top 10...
Don't just stay in Cancun! Explore the area by taking one of these Cancun day trips.
5 Secret Mexican Beaches: Escape to a Hidden...
Forget Acapulco, Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. These secret beach destinations offer sun and sand without the crowds.
What is the definition of Mesoamerica?
The term Mesoamerica refers to a geographical and cultural area which extends from central Mexico down through Central America, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
What's the meaning of the Mexican Flag?
Find out about the history and meaning of the Mexican flag, and its colors and symbols.
8 things to consider before you travel to Mexico
Here is some information you want to be sure to be aware of when planning a trip to Mexico.
Mamey
The mamey fruit has a brown skin and fleshy orange pulp that is remarkably sweet. Page 3.
Here's why fall is a great time of year to...
There are some great reasons to travel to Mexico in the fall season. Find out about the weather, fall festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year.
Visiting Mexico's Riviera Maya: Where to Go,...
The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera is a beautiful destination south of Cancun. It has some of Mexico's best beaches and lots of options for ecotourism and watersports.
Can I drink the water in Mexico?
Travelers to Mexico FAQ - Can I drink the water?
Lose Your Inhibitions at the Hidden Beach...
The Hidden Beach Resort is a luxurious, all-inclusive resort for nudists. Located on the Mayan Riviera, the Hidden Beach Resort offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their vacation in the nude.
Mexico's 4 Leading Airlines
Here's a list of Mexico's airlines to look into when contemplating air travel in Mexico.
Winter Travel to Mexico
There are many great reasons to travel to Mexico during the winter. Find out about winter weather in Mexico, festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year.
What You Need to Know about Mexican Currency...
A run-down with pictures of Mexican money, from the 1,000 peso to the 20 peso bill.
Discover Mexico City's historical center on foot
Visit Mexico City's important sights in this walking tour of the nation's capital, which will take you from the Zocalo to Alameda Park.
Should You Visit Mexico During Rainy Season?
Find out when is rainy season in Mexico and some ideas for travel during that time of year.
Mexico’s Top 5 Islands
Five of Mexico's best islands, from an uninhabited isla in Baja to a fun-filled tourist spot near Cancun.
Do Minors Traveling in Mexico Need a Parental...
When only one parent is traveling with a child, they must carry a notarized letter from the other parent authorizing the child to travel to Mexico.
Loquat (Nisperos)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 5.
Banks and schools close on these national...
Find out what days are national public holidays in Mexico when banks, schools and government offices are closed.
What Is a Passport Card and How Can You Get One?
Offered as an alternative to the traditional passport, the passport card is geared toward US citizens who frequently cross borders over land or water into Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean.
Worried About Montezuma's Revenge? 6 Ways You...
A case of upset stomach can put a severe cramp in your vacation. Learn what measures you can take to prevent the dreaded Montezuma's Revenge.
Celebrate Day of the Dead with these Mexican...
Learn about the history and meaning of some of the foods that are eaten during the Day of the Dead season in Mexico, or placed on the altars as offerings for the spirits.
Top 10 Natural Wonders of Mexico
Here are ten of Mexico's most breathtaking natural wonders. From miles-deep canyons to stunning volcanoes, Mexico is home to some awe-inspiring landscapes.
All You Need to Know about Using Phones in Mexico
This guide will give you information on how to make and receive Mexico phone calls, with information about country and area codes and emergency numbers.
Viva Aerobus Airline
Viva Aerobus is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Reserves: When to...
Information about Monarch butterflies and guide to visiting the Monarch butterfly reserves in Mexico, as well as photos of Monarch butterflies.
What to Know Before Buying an All-Inclusive...
Before you buy a Mexican all-inclusive vacation there are some factors you should consider to help you choose the all-inclusive resort that's best for you.
Choose Mexico for summer vacation fun
Reasons to travel to Mexico in summer. Find out about summer weather in Mexico, summer festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year. Here's a look at what Mexico has to offer in the months of June, July and August.
Coco Bongo
Coco Bongo nightclub in Cancun is so much more than a disco. Read a review and find contact information for Coco Bongo in Cancun.
Mexico Travel Do's and Don'ts
Find out what you should and shouldn't do for your Mexico vacation with these dos and don'ts.
The Beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera
A guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera: From Cancun to Tulum and in between, each area has its own unique qualities to offer, each beach its own vibe. Find out which beach suits you best.
Top Mexico Destinations
A directory listing of Mexico destinations. Mexico has so many great destinations it may be hard to pick where you want to go. Here's some basic information about Mexico's most popular destinations to help you choose the perfect place for your Mexican vacation.
Top 10 Free Things to Do in Mexico City
There are plenty of options in Mexico City for travelers on a budget. Here is a list of free things to do in Mexico City.
Mexico Trivia Quiz
Mexico Trivia Quiz Test your knowledge of Mexican geography, history and culture Sorry, but this quiz
How to Bring Your Pet to Mexico
Planning a trip to Mexico and want to take you pet? Find out the rules for entering Mexico with pets and what steps you should take in advance.
What you need to know about spring break in...
Answers to the most common questions about spring break in Mexico. When is spring break? Is it safe? What is the best destination in Mexico?
Spanish Phrases to Learn Before You Go to Mexico
Learn a few simple phrases in Spanish before your trip to Mexico.
The Quinceañera, a traditional Mexican...
Learn about the Mexican custom of the quinceañera and how it is celebrated.
Tropical Fruit of Mexico
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with.
Guavas (Guayabas)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 4.
Volaris Airline
Volaris is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
Everything you need to know about Mexican...
Mexico's independence from Spain is celebrated every year in September. Learn about the history of this event and how it is commemorated.
How to Get a US or Canadian Passport
Resources on how to apply for and get a passport to travel to Mexico, including U.S. and Canadian passport holders.
Las Posadas: 9 nights of celebration leading up...
Posadas are a Mexican Christmas tradition that take place from December 16 to 24. This celebration re-enacts Mary and Joseph's search for shelter.
Interjet Airline
Interjet is a low-cost Mexican airline operating out of Mexico City. Their fleet of Airbus A320s, competitive pricing and variety of destinations both domestic and international, make Interjet a good choice for air travel in and to Mexico.
Soursop (Guanabana)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 2.
Anona - Cherimoya
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 6.
Discover the 9 beautiful bays of Huatulco, Mexico
Huatulco, or Las Bahias de Huatulco, is a beach resort area located on the Mexican Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca.
Include these Mexican foods in your Christmas...
These Mexican dishes are served at Christmas and will add a Mexican touch to any holiday celebration.
Prickly Pear (Tuna)
Here are some tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 7.
All You Need to Know to Travel Mexico by Bus
Bus travel in Mexico can be both efficient and economical. Many long-distance bus lines provide excellent service across the country.
You'll Be Tempted by Temptation Resort and Spa...
The Temptation Resort and Spa in Cancun is an adult-only all-inclusive resort with three topless-optional swimming pools and fun adult activities.
Tulum, stunning Mayan archaeological site on...
The ancient Mayan site of Tulum is located in the Riviera Maya south of Cancun. Located on the beautiful Caribbean coast, Tulum is among the most visually striking places in Mexico.
Piñata
Breaking a piñata is an important part of a Mexican fiesta. Learn about the history and significance of this activity, and the song that accompanies it.
Agave Flowers
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 9.
What is a degustation menu?
Description of a degustation menu, a popular option in many restaurants today.
September is "el mes de la patria" in Mexico!...
September is the most patriotic month in Mexico - the whole country is swathed in red, white and green for Independence Day - but there are also cultural festivals you won't want to miss.
The Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution began on November 20th, 1910, and lasted for ten years. It was initiated by Francisco I. Madero to oust Porfirio Diaz. Read about the causes and outcome of the Mexican Revolution.
Travel to Mexico in the Spring
Considerations for travel to Mexico during the spring include the weather, festivals and events and spring break festivities.
Learn about the history of chocolate, Mexico's...
Chocolate originated in Mexico and was very important to its early civilizations. Visitors to Mexico can still enjoy local variations of this treat.
Mexico’s Best White-Sand Beaches: 7...
Our favorite white-sand beaches in Mexico, from Cabo San Lucas to the Caribbean coastline of the Riviera Maya. Seven perfect stretches of sand for every taste.
Meals and Mealtimes in Mexico
An essential guide for dining in Mexico - a list of meals and mealtimes.
4 Great All-Inclusive Family Resorts on the...
Family friendly vacations on Mexico's Riviera Maya. All inclusive resorts geared to families on Mexico's beautiful Caribbean coast.
From Sun Fest to Day of the Dead, here's what's...
From the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato to Day of the Dead celebrations at the end of the month, there's lots going on in Mexico in October.
Experience the magic of Oaxaca's Day of the...
Oaxaca is a great destination to celebrate Day of the Dead. See beautiful altars and sand tapestries, visit cemeteries, and try some special foods for this time of year.
Mexico City Airport Guide
Find out how to get to and around the Mexico City Airport with this guide to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport.
Mexico Travel Warning
Travel alerts inform travelers about situations which may pose a risk for them. Find out about the US State Department's current travel alert for Mexico.
Chichén Itzá Visitor's Guide
Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, was the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization and is one of the New 7 World Wonders.
Pomegranate (Granada)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 8.
Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo: Sun,...
A beach resort area at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos comprises the towns of San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the area between them known as the Corridor.
Mexican Mariachi Music
Mariachi is a type of music that is considered to be representative of Mexico.
7 drinks to order on your Mexican vacation
Branch out beyond the usual on a visit to Mexico - here are 7 drinks to order when you want to try something new and different.
8 Essential Tips for Female Travelers in Mexico
Tips for women traveling in Mexico. These tips will help you stay safe and have a pleasant time during your Mexican vacation.
7 Foods and 3 Drinks to Try in Oaxaca
Oaxaca is one of Mexico's popular foodie destinations. Here are some foods and drinks you should sample on a visit to Oaxaca.
History of a traditional Mexican dish
Learn about the origins and history of chiles en nogada, a traditional Mexican dish.
A colorful display of diversity: Oaxaca's...
The Guelaguetza is a traditional folk dance festival which is celebrated in Oaxaca at the end of July. Find out the dates in 2014.
10 Beautiful Beaches to Discover in Cancun and...
Visitors to Cancun and the Mayan Riviera have a wealth of beaches from which to choose. This guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera will help you decide which beach to go to for your perfect beach getaway.
10 Can't-Miss Attractions for Your Mexican...
Mexico's attractions are incredibly varied from its miles of gorgeous beaches, fascinating ancient sites and beautiful colonial architecture to its colorful festivities and rich cultural traditions.
How To Make Your Own Day of the Dead Altar
Learn how to make your own altar for Day of the Dead, including what you will need and detailed steps and the significance of the elements of the altar.
Buying Gas in Mexico
Find out some tips for buying gas in Mexico.
Coffee Tree
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 10.
What is the tourist tax refund and how do I get...
Find out about tax refunds for tourists to Mexico, see if you're eligible to receive a tax refund, and how to go about claiming your tax refund.
Mexico's Best Surf for Beginners
Mexico is a great destination for learning to surf. Find out where to find the best surf spots and surf camps in Mexico for beginners.
Discover the wonders of Mexico's Yucatan...
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula offers a wide range of activities and attractions from beautiful beaches, ecological reserves, colonial cities and vibrant culture.
Millions of Catholics travel to this religious...
The Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City is located on Tepeyac Hill where the Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.
What you need to know about travel to Puerto...
Puerto Vallarta is a popular beach resort area and an important port of call for cruise ships.
Mexico Travel: What to See and Do in Playa del...
Playa del Carmen is a beachfront city on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Find out what to see and do in Playa del Carmen with our Playa del Carmen guide.
Mexican Flag Shooter (Bandera Mexicana)
This is recipe for a layered shooter with the colors of the Mexican flag, perfect for Mexican fiestas like Cinco de Mayo.
Is Mexico Safe for Tourists? Get the Truth...
Many people contemplating travel to Mexico worry about whether or not it is safe. Here are some safety tips and advice on where to go.
Why stay at El Dorado Casitas Royale resort in...
A review of El Dorado Casitas Royale, an all-inclusive, adults-only resort on the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Get around Mexico City the easy way: take the...
Taking the Turibus is a stress-free way to get around Mexico City.
Planes, trains and automobiles: how to get...
Find out the best way to get around Mexico with this list of modes of transportation and the pros and cons of each.
Spend one week discovering the best of the...
Merida and Cancun are located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Here is a suggested itinerary for a week in Merida and Cancun.
Find out what's on in August in Mexico with...
Find out what festivals and events are scheduled in Mexico in August with this calendar of Mexican festivals and events.
What Is Día de la Candelaria in Mexico...
Dia de la Candelaria, or Candlemas, is celebrated in Mexico on February 2nd. Find out about the origins of this fiesta and the celebrations that occur on this date.
WiFi at the Mexico City Airport
Most airports in Mexico do not offer free WiFi, but if you need to connect to the internet, here's a tip for getting WiFi.
When is carnival celebrated in Mexico?
Carnival is celebrated in Mexico each spring. The exact dates vary from year to year. Find out when carvaval is celebrated in Mexico.
What is the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative?
Find out what the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative entails and the timeline for its implementation.
Mexico's Green Angels provide roadside...
The Angeles Verdes (Green Angels) provide roadside assistance to motorists in Mexico. If you encounter problems while driving in Mexico, the Green Angels are just a phone call away.
Guadalajara City Guide
Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, is Mexico's second largest city and a great place to experience Mexican culture.
Visit Frida Kahlo's house museum in Mexico City
The family home of Frida Kahlo offers a glimpse into this Mexican artist's life.
Maps and Satellite Images of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico.
What is Pibil?
A definition of pibil, a dish from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Try these 3 Mexican drinks made from the agave...
These three popular Mexican beverages are all made from the agave plant.
Magnificent archaeological site near Mexico City
Teotihuacan, a large archaeological site outside of Mexico City, is famous for its Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. Take a virtual tour of this ancient site.
Mexican Food
See some photos of Mexican food in this Mexican food photo gallery.
Discover the National Museum of Anthropology in...
Information about the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: how to get there, hours, highlights.
Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula
Among the Yucatan Peninsula's most fascinating attractions are the amazing Mayan ruins which can be found throughout the area.
Tulum
Tulum, on the Mayan Riviera, is a small town with a gorgeous beach and beautiful Mayan ruins. Page 18.
Food, film, folk art and more festivals in...
From the Día de la Revolución to film festivals in Oaxaca and Morelia, you'll find lots to do in Mexico in November.
Oaxaca City and Huatulco: A One Week Itinerary
The state of Oaxaca has much to offer the visitor. With this one week itinerary you can enjoy the colonial city of Oaxaca as well as the beach resort of Huatulco.
Playa Sonrisa
Playa Sonrisa is a clothing optional hotel in Xcalak on Mexico's Costa Maya.
Dengue Fever in Mexico
Information about Dengue fever in Mexico, symptoms, treatment and how to avoid infection.
Kids stay free in Mexico resorts in summer and...
Kids stay free deals make a family vacation much more affordable! Take advantage of savings on resorts in Mexico for this summer and fall.
Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated more in the...
Cinco de Mayo is seen in the U.S. as the day to celebrate Mexican food, culture, traditions and booze. In Mexico, it's celebrated in a low-key manner. Find out why.
Political Map of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico. Page 2.
Azulik Resort, Tulum
Azulik is an adults-only resort in Tulum, Mexico, facing a nude beach. It has fifteen romantic, rustic villas set by the Caribbean Sea.
Do Canadian citizens need a passport to travel...
Entry requirements for Canadian citizens traveling to Mexico
5 Amazing Wildlife Encounters in Mexico
Here are five amazing encounters you can have in Mexico with animals in the wild.
Cozumel Island
Cozumel is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, one of the main ports of call for Mayan Riviera cruises, and Mexico's best scuba diving destination.
Flying Mexican Discount Airlines
Information about air travel in Mexico and tips and tricks for finding and purchasing airline tickets from Mexican discount airlines.
Love food? Visit these Mexican destinations.
Mexico's food offerings are extremely varied, with great regional variation. Here are some of the country's best destinations for foodies and some of the not-to-miss dishes from each location.
Isla Mujeres Travel Guide
Isla Mujeres has beautiful beaches and a laid-back atmosphere. It makes for a great day trip from Cancun, or a destination for a truly relaxing getaway.
The Maya from ancient times to the present day
The Maya occupied a vast area covering southeast Mexico and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
Finding Frida, Diego and their art in Mexico City
Discover Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's Mexico City by visiting these sights.

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